What's GOOD about the Long Driveway

© Michelle Alton

What's GOOD about the Long Driveway

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 2/11/2013 3:49:05 AM

You call that Snow???? ;0)

Wonderful perspective with great leading lines Mickey

One question....Why is the shed so far away from the house???? #1514054

Michelle Alton level-classic 2/11/2013 3:58:54 AM

@Mel: So TREES can fall on it?

It's not far from the house. If you were standing at the shed's door, the house would be directly in front of you...perhaps 30 feet. From this vantage point, the house is to the left of the shed, though the steepest part of the driveway must be traversed. It's good for the calf muscles. (No..not the CALF'S muscles...) #10563046

Ken Smith level-classic 2/11/2013 4:00:43 AM

Pretty scene, Michelle. I'd love to have been in MA/CT area for the blizzard. No snow here in Omaha...bare ground. :-) Although I suppose I should not complain too much. #10563049

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 2/11/2013 4:01:55 AM

Oh..I thought it might double as an out house....

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Gord MacEachern level-classic 2/11/2013 4:11:25 AM

Beautiful winter scene, eith a lovely s bend leading the viewer through the image. I had a long complicated lane till we moved, cost me a lot of money, time, fuel, and back problems. New lane was sure tough to clean out Sat. morning, but nothing compared to my old one would have been. #10563074

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 2/11/2013 4:33:21 AM

Pretty capture!! #10563102

Anita Hogue level-classic 2/11/2013 4:42:45 AM


Perfectly captured! A beautiful scene! #10563108

Danny B. Head level-classic 2/11/2013 5:09:51 AM

Nice curve and snow scene.... like the new shed too. #10563131

Karen E. Michaels level-classic 2/11/2013 5:31:39 AM

Excellent composition here, Michelle. #10563168

Jack Gaskin level-classic 2/11/2013 5:33:25 AM

It looks as if you live in a National Park ;O)
Lovely Winter Capture Still for Sale ???

Jack #10563170

William C. Raco level-classic 2/11/2013 6:23:40 AM

Beautiful and well composed photo, Michelle
Spring is just around the corner! (I hope) #10563241

Monnie Ryan level-classic 2/11/2013 6:31:02 AM

Agreed, it's beautiful! #10563259

Jack Ryan level-classic 2/11/2013 6:34:49 AM

Excellent POV/comp...very appealing..very well done. #10563270

Michael Frazier level-classic 2/11/2013 6:38:07 AM

Great winter scene Michelle. #10563277

Neal D. Hatcher level-classic 2/11/2013 7:05:01 AM

---------"BEAUTIFUL"----------------- #10563327

Tiia Vissak level-classic 2/11/2013 8:03:14 AM

a cool seasonal image! #10563409

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 2/11/2013 8:23:16 AM

Hi Michelle,Beautiful capture my friend.Hope your staying warm when out in the cold.Only thing I do to my driveway is to clean it with a shop broom!!!! #10563453

Agnes Fegan level-classic 2/11/2013 8:30:42 AM

A pretty winter scene :) #10563479

David K. Hurt level-classic 2/11/2013 9:46:27 AM

Lovely winter shot. #10563596

Mike Clime level-classic 2/11/2013 11:28:51 AM

Beautiful winter scene and a great pov! #10563708

John Connolly level-classic 2/11/2013 11:39:45 AM

A beautiful winter scene and capture, Michelle! I just love the long winding pathway! #10563724

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic 2/11/2013 12:05:05 PM

I love the lines leading into this snowy image, Michelle. A wonderful winter scene! The bumpy bark on the framing tree looks super covered in skiffs of snow. :o) #10563756

Emile Abbott level-classic 2/11/2013 1:37:14 PM

Beautiful curving driveway. Bet you get plenty of exercise walking back and forth to the shed. #10563881

Phillip R. Connolly level-classic 2/11/2013 1:56:38 PM

A very photogenic capture here, Michelle!! I love the monochromatic appearance the snowfall has given, yet the colour in the shed provides a hint of selective colour. A beautiful image that cools us from our hot summer by just looking at it!!

Phil #10563912

Marcel J. Fernandez level-classic 2/11/2013 4:50:58 PM

I think Phil said it best. Great work, Michelle. Just remember that Spring is just around the corner. #10564128

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 2/11/2013 5:21:31 PM

WOW, exceptional contrasts, clarity, lighting, pov, perspective & scene, Michelle! Big winner in my book, my friend! Good luck!
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Patrick Rouzes level-classic 2/11/2013 5:22:15 PM

Big fave for me!
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Jeffrey R. Bange level-classic 2/11/2013 8:59:31 PM

Outstanding winter scene Michelle, love the way the curves in the driveway lead you right to your new shed. Are you still planning to sell or have you decided to stay where you are, after seeing several of your pictures it would be awful hard to leave such a beautiful setting. Hope all is well with you and your family. #10564376

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 2/11/2013 9:02:35 PM

Beautiful winter scene, Michelle!

Excellent capture!
Debby #10564381

Terry Cervi level-classic 2/11/2013 9:37:02 PM

Everything looks so pretty with its fresh coat of snow! I just love winter photography! This is beautiful, Michelle! #10564447

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 2/11/2013 10:14:02 PM

Beautiful wintertime shot, Michelle!! #10564476

Darryl Wilkinson 2/11/2013 11:17:01 PM

Great point of view to capture the essence of your scene, Michelle. #10564511

Craig D. Minton 2/11/2013 11:17:40 PM

Great Composition, Michelle. The road looks well traveled, and perfect for exploring. #10564512

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 2/12/2013 1:05:27 AM

Beautiful leading line Michelle. I like the way the trees form a guard and frame the path. #10564567

Rahul Sharma level-classic 2/13/2013 4:24:24 AM

Beautiful shot... #10566212

Brett Dolsen 2/14/2013 1:20:36 AM

Fantastic lines and winter wonderland capture Michelle! #10567446

Mariann Kovats level-classic 2/15/2013 9:44:02 AM

Beautiful capture, Michelle! It looks like you live in the middle of the forest! It must be a gorgeous place! Very nice capture! #10569360

Alex T. Mizuno level-classic 2/17/2013 2:09:13 PM

Such a beautiful winter scene Michelle! Love the lead line effect! #10572276

Bojan Bencic level-classic 3/27/2013 2:19:28 PM

Fantastic. Congratulations on your finalist, Michelle! #10626355

Dayna Cain level-classic 3/27/2013 2:20:08 PM

Fantastic finalist! #10626361

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 3/27/2013 2:20:26 PM

Well I guess you found out "What's GOOD about the long driveway"

A fantastic finalist Mickey!!
Good luck in the next round!! #10626366

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 3/27/2013 2:26:03 PM

A big congratulations on this beautiful finalist my friend!!!! #10626406

Alex T. Mizuno level-classic 3/27/2013 2:33:18 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist Michelle!! #10626457

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 3/27/2013 2:33:55 PM

So beautiful and inviting, Michelle!

Congrats on your excellent finalist!
Debby #10626463

Renee Doyle level-classic 3/27/2013 3:07:59 PM

Big Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Michelle!! #10626656

Lindley Johnson level-classic 3/27/2013 3:31:55 PM

A beautiful scene, Michelle! Congratulations on your wonderful finalist. #10626784

Tammy Espino level-classic 3/27/2013 3:42:36 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist!! :) #10626841

Danny B. Head level-classic 3/27/2013 4:05:19 PM

The new shed pays benefits! lol Congrats! #10626978

Allen O. Howard 3/27/2013 5:01:25 PM

An excellent winter scene Michelle and a great finalist! Congratulations! BRRRRR #10627330

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 3/27/2013 5:22:12 PM

Great winter capture, wonderful comp. Congratulations! #10627447

Agnes Fegan level-classic 3/27/2013 5:41:56 PM

A beautiful finalist ... congrats! #10627585

Phyllis A. Houghton level-classic 3/27/2013 5:57:13 PM

Congrats on your finalist! Beautiful and peaceful place to live! #10627681

Carol L. Fowler level-classic 3/27/2013 6:33:08 PM

Congrats on this beautiful Finalist #10627873

Jeffrey R. Bange level-classic 3/27/2013 6:40:45 PM

Congratulations Michelle on your finalist photo and best of luck in the next round. Just goes to show you that the beauty of nature is right outside your door just waiting to be captured as only you can. #10627912

Carol Eade level-classic 3/27/2013 6:48:58 PM

Beautiful winter scene, Michelle, congratulations on your finalist. #10627947

Nadia Paul level-classic 3/27/2013 7:47:29 PM

Wonderful comp and capture Michelle - congrats on your beautiful finalist! #10628083

Craig D. Minton level-classic 3/27/2013 7:54:09 PM

Congratulations, Michelle. I'd love to see the same shot in the different seasons. #10628105

Sharon level-classic 3/27/2013 11:55:29 PM

HUGE congrats on your beautiful finalist, Michelle, and all the best in the next round!!! Nice shed :) #10628635

Debra R. Harder level-classic 3/28/2013 8:55:33 AM

This is so beautiful, Michelle! Huge congratulations on your excellent finalist!! #10629630

Emile Abbott level-classic 3/28/2013 8:57:05 AM

Congratulation on wonderful finalist, Michelle. #10629635

Terry Cervi level-classic 3/28/2013 11:10:16 AM

Congrats on your beautiful and wintry finalist, Michelle! #10629981

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 3/28/2013 12:40:05 PM

A beautiful look Michelle. Congratulations on the Finalist my friend. #10630211

Stefania Barbier level-classic 3/28/2013 1:10:17 PM

wonderful finalist... congratulations!!! #10630326

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 3/28/2013 1:38:45 PM

Very beautiful scene, Michelle! Big congratulations! #10630469

Carla Capra level-classic 3/28/2013 1:57:19 PM

It sure is beautiful,
Congratulations. #10630527

Nancy L. Green level-classic 3/28/2013 3:42:37 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Michelle on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <>< #10630895

Ken Smith level-classic 3/28/2013 5:40:09 PM

Awesome, Michele! Congrats on your silver! #10631134

Connie J. Bagot level-classic 3/28/2013 5:50:55 PM

Congratulations on your very beautiful finalist! And on living in such a gorgeous location!! #10631180

Lucille "Lucy" Abrao level-classic 3/28/2013 7:31:50 PM

Lovely finalist, Michelle. Congratulations. :o)
Lucy #10631414

Ann Coates level-classic 3/28/2013 7:49:34 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Michelle. #10631443

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 3/29/2013 3:56:35 AM

Beautiful image and finalist,Michelle! Congratulations!! #10632010

LeAnn Wood level-classic 3/30/2013 12:48:04 PM

Beautiful scene, beautiful lines, Michelle. Congratulations on your Finalist Award! #10634965

LeAnn Wood level-classic 3/30/2013 12:48:04 PM

Beautiful scene, beautiful lines, Michelle. Congratulations on your Finalist Award! #10634966

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 3/31/2013 2:49:34 PM

Wonderful composition and clarity, Michelle! Congratulations on this fine Finalist! #10636367

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 4/2/2013 6:55:43 AM

Way to go Michelle!

Awesome finalist !

jo ann c. #10638640

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/9/2013 11:09:27 AM


Dear Photo Friend: I feel that something has changed at Better Photo but cannot tell you just what has happened. I have been here since 2003 and most every month I have written to all the winners telling them how their work touches me. I have witnessed photographs that bring tears to my eyes and colors that are unbelievable, now I am worried that like all good things that it will not be here the next time I look.
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CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for the month of March, 2013, I send my very best to you always, Merna Nobile
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After the mild snowfall (vs the insane BLIZZARD north of here), the plow arrived a little after dawn. I was already outside and had finished clearing the walkways.

NOW I had my camera and re-discovered how PRETTY the driveway winding up our hillside could look. That's another view of the new shed.
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Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 125, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 46.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Uploaded on 2/11/2013 3:37:56 AM

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